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Economics and Finance - curriculum: Economics and Finance

Ca'Foscari University of Venice · Department of Economics

Entry requirements

To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required: the assessment will be done at enrolment.

Economia e finanza, Economics and Finance

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Curricula available

Depending on the free elective exams, students may focus on a specific study area according to the following recommended plans of study:

  • Economia e Finanza
    Taught in Italian
    Contact Professor: Prof. Antonella Basso (e-mail: basso@unive.it)
    This curriculum trains second-cycle graduates able to operate in the main areas of financial intermediaries management and to thoroughly and skilfully tackle specific issues such as the measurement and management of financial risks.

  • Economics and Finance
    Taught completely in English
    Contact Professor: Prof. Andrea Pastore (e-mail: pastore@unive.it)
    This curriculum provides international students with the knowklege and the skills required by financial institutions and markets, through a blend of theoretical and practice-oriented training. The programme covers a wide range of contents, with particular emphasys on: risk measurement, financial markets, financial investments management, financial consultancy and insurance.

Double/Joint Degree

Double Degree in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (MEEF) with Aix-Marseille University (France)

At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Finanza dell’Università of Ca’ Foscari and Master Sciences Economiques (Parcours Econométrie Bancaire et Financière) of Université Aix-Marseille.

From the a.y. 2013/2014 an exchange with Université Paris Dauphine, Magistère Banque Finance et Assurance has been established.

Access: call for applications.

Access to the programme

Open, with evaluation of minimum curricular requirements (quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 20 places, among which 10 are reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme).

Learning outcomes

This Master's Degree Programme aims to produce experts able to proficiently tackle the main financial issues relating to financial markets, brokerage management, financial investments management and financial risks measurement and management, financial consultancy and insurance, supplementary allowance and retirement funds management, internal organisation processes and administrative management of banks and financial institutions in general.

Occupational profiles

Second cycle graduates will acquire any necessary knowledge to access financial institutions (trade banks, savings management companies, insurance companies) and professionally operate as risk managers and controllers, analysts and consultants in financial fields, as well as insurance and reinsurance broker.


Open attendance

Examination assessment and graduation

The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships (even abroad), in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.

During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations.

The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

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